For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about sharing in Christ’s suffering. While suffering, it can be easy to judge ourselves or others based on how much they suffer. Being connected to God’s plan for your life is the best way to stay away from this type of judgment.
Tagged as America, Competition, Suffering, Surrender, Wealth
Tagged as glory, Joy, Suffering, Surrender, Trinity
For some Christians, the goal of salvation is escape from Hell. In Colossians, Paul talks about the glorious riches that are available to us in the here and now. And while being in Heaven is a great part of our relationship with God, it is not even close to the fullness that Jesus brings to our lives.
Tagged as Hugs, Squish, Suffering, Surrender, Synergy
Jesus is our hope of glory. But what does that mean? In this sermon, Greg talks about how we yearn to embrace and be fulfilled in life. He also talks about how we can surrender to God in order to be embraced.
Tagged as Body of Christ, Hysterema, Macho God, Philosophy, Suffering
In our culture, showing vulnerability or neediness is often seen as a weakness. Since God is all-powerful (not weak), he must not be vulnerable or need others, right? Greg suggests that if we step back from our cultural assumptions about power and weakness we may see that God’s vulnerability is actually one of his greatest displays of power.
Being joyful can be difficult during hard times. In this sermon, Jeff Lexvold shows us an inspirational tale of finding God in the darkest places. He also talks to us about how to pray continuously during these times. Finally, he shows us how to give thanks no matter the circumstances.
Tagged as Loss, Redemption, Suffering, Unanswered prayer, [Crap] Happens
When we pray, we usually expect that our prayers will be answered. Sometimes, they are not. In this sermon, Shawna takes a look at what unanswered prayer looks like, and she provides insight into dealing with the pain of unanswered prayer.
Tagged as control, Omnipotence, Power, Suffering, [Crap] Happens
In this world, there is a lot of suffering. Even as Christians, we sometimes ask “Is God even in control?” In this sermon, Greg addresses how we react to suffering and also how God is in control of the situation. He ends with some practical advice on how to follow God amidst suffering.
Tagged as Emmaus, faith, fear, following, Suffering
Sometimes in life, Faith is an intellectual issue. However, sometimes faith comes after following Jesus. In this sermon, Seth talks to us about examples of people following Jesus and then having faith. He also talks about what it looks like for our faith to grow.
Tagged as Christmas, Incarnation, Sin, Subversive, Suffering, Victory
There is a lot of suffering in this world and many reasons for it. God wants us to know that suffering is going to happen, and that you should walk toward suffering with the right understanding of who Jesus is in the midst of suffering.
Tagged as Affliction, Comfort, Discomfort, faith, Justice, Suffering, Suffering for Christ
Jesus’ silence before his accusers surprised everyone. Rather than defend himself, he suffered unjustly for the sake of the Kingdom of God. By doing this, he demonstrated faith in a higher court that would ultimately judge all.